Yup, another cabled hat!
I was trying for a braid, but I got what I know now is called a 'horseshoe cable' on this hat. It's for another friend (and I'll be including a no-return/no-repair policy with it!).
Mmmm Malabrigo. I kept hearing everyone talking about it, but didn't realize what the fuss was about until I actually worked with it. Oh man...I wanna make Malabrigo PJs!! It's so soft & warm & fluffy, I love it!
I think I've got a couple more cables in me before I move on. Which is good, because I still haven't finished my cabled vest! But I know I'm going to make at least one more hat, because I'm determined to do a nice braid. I've cast on three times now, but I keep getting the math wrong. I finally cracked out a spread sheet and entered in the cable pattern I wanted, and from there figured out how to start the ribbing. Hopefully I'll get it right this time around.
I have a quick question for the knitters - how do you figure out the decreases at the end? I know how to do a nice spiral for just a regular hat in the round, but I'd like to keep the cable pattern going as far up the hat as I can. Any ideas? It'll end up being a 6 stitch cable with 4 purl stitches in between. I free-handed the one above, and am not thrilled with it. Is there a general rule to follow?